Competition and Consumer Protection Commission marks new era for competition and consumer protection in Ireland

October 31, 2014

 

Commenting at the launch Isolde Goggin, Chairperson of the new Commission said; “The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission was established on 31 October and is the statutory body responsible for enforcing consumer protection and competition law in Ireland.”

“The mission of the new organisation is to make markets work better for consumers and businesses. We will do this by helping to create open and competitive markets where consumers are protected and able to assert their rights when they need to. Competition benefits everyone: consumers, businesses and the economy as a whole. We will address unnecessary barriers to competition and will support markets where businesses actively compete. We will not hesitate to use our powers where we have evidence that anti- competitive behaviour is occurring.”

“With increasing complexity in some markets, new ways of purchasing goods and services and new ways of doing business, consumers need information to help them to make informed choices and to understand and assert their rights when necessary. Informed consumers can make better decisions and we will continue to invest in our helpline and consumer information website www.consumerhelp.ie which received over 1 million visits so far this year”, she added.

 

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